Author: Evelyn McCarter
Good supply chain network location design can truly provide significant cost savings and enhance customer service. It can also help identify and solve many types of supply chain challenges as well as deliver benefits to all stakeholders.
At GEODIS, we feel strongly about this topic, so much so that we’ve created a comprehensive guide about it titled, How Network Location Design Will Revolutionize Your Supply Chain. You can download the guide here in its entirety.
But first, and to provide you a preview of some of the guide’s content, following is a snapshot concerning the various challenges and benefits that are impacted by good network location design:
Managing the shift towards e-Commerce
Implementing cost reductions and gaining visibility into expenses
Meeting changing consumer demands
Mitigating risks within the supply chain
“A large‑scale disruption to port operations typically results in shifting import timelines and the need to move goods to alternate ports, thereby leading to spikes in traffic and difficulty securing resources for transportation… To meet fallout due to port disruptions, we suggest that retailers adopt diversified strategies to prepare for all contingencies: Sourcing decisions, inventory management, and alternate routing strategy.” — Mitigating Supply Chain Risk: Planning Around Port Disruptions (Cognizant white paper)1
Enhancing partnership relationships through the supply chain
While network location design is only one part of the supply chain puzzle, it provides an essential foundation for further strategic, tactical, and operational improvements.
To learn more, we encourage you to download our free guide — How Network Location Design Will Revolutionize Your Supply Chain — which will help our industry partners take a deeper dive into analyzing their network.
And that’s not all. GEODIS is also offering a complimentary consultative network location design . . . a $10,000+ value! Click here to learn more about this excellent opportunity to utilize the GEODIS team of experts to craft a customized supply chain network design for your organization.
1Mitigating Supply Chain Risk: Planning Around Port Disruptions.” Cognizant white paper. https://www.cognizant.com/InsightsWhitepapers/Mitigating-Supply-Chain-Risk-Planning-Around-Port-Disruptions-codex1344.pdf